Diagnostic Medical Sonography Diploma

Diploma
TYPE:
  • Full Time
LENGTH: 2 year
CAMPUS: Prince George
FEES: Check fee schedule
START DATE: Spring 2019 - Fall 2019
DELIVERY:
  • In Class
  • Some courses are available online
  • Overview
  • Courses
  • Location & Dates
  • Entry Requirements
  • Fees

Overview

Diagnostic Medical Sonography is a type of imaging that uses high frequency sound waves, more commonly known as ultrasound, to produce images of the body. 

Sonographers are an integral part of the interdisciplinary health care team and are in high demand across the country and internationally. Sonographic images are used by physicians to diagnose and treat diseases and conditions.

The 24-month full time program will prepare students to become competent in producing quality images which include the heart, abdomen, pelvis, blood vessels and obstetrical ultrasounds.

Training is a combination of classes at the College of New Caledonia’s Prince George campus as well as hands on learning in a variety of hospitals and clinics.

Upon graduating from CNC’s Diagnostic Medical Sonography program, students will be able to write the Sonography Canada credentialing examinations for Generalist and Cardiac Sonography streams. Once accredited, students will be able to work in a variety of health care settings.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Diploma Courses

Diagnostic Medical Sonography is a type of imaging that uses high frequency sound waves, more commonly known as ultrasound, to produce images of the body. Sonographic images are used by physicians to diagnose and treat diseases and conditions. Sonographers are an integral part of the interdisciplinary health care team and are in high demand across the country and internationally. The 24-month full time program will prepare students to become competent in producing quality images which include the heart, abdomen, pelvis, blood vessels and obstetrical ultrasounds. Training is a combination of classes at the College of New Caledonia's Prince George campus as well as hands on learning in a variety of hospitals and clinics. Upon graduating from CNC's Diagnostic Medical Sonography program, students will be able to write the Sonography Canada credentialing examinations for Generalist and Cardiac Sonography streams. Once accredited, students will be able to work in a variety of health care settings.

Term 1

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS LENGTH
SONO-100 General Sonography I 3 15 weeks
SONO-105 Women's Sonography I 3 15 weeks
SONO-103 Cardiac Sonography I 3 15 weeks
SONO-107 Patient Care for Sonography 3 15 weeks
SONO-109 Relational Practice I 3 15 weeks
BIO-170 Anatomy and Physiology - SONO 3 15 weeks
PHYS-170 Physics for Sonography I 3 15 weeks

Sonography: Term 2

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS LENGTH
SONO-129 Relational Practice II 3 15 weeks
SONO-120 General Sonography II 3 15 weeks
SONO-125 Women's Sonography II 3 15 weeks
SONO-123 Cardiac Sonography II 3 15 weeks
SONO-131 Vascular Sonography I 2 15 weeks
PHYS-173 Physics for Sonography II 3 15 weeks

Sonography: Term 3

    
COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS LENGTH
SONO-145 Pathophysiology for Sonography 3 12 weeks
SONO-135 Sonography Clinical I 4 12 weeks
SONO-133 Clinical Orientation 3 12 weeks

Sonography: Term 4

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS LENGTH
PHYS-175 Physics for Sonography III 2 13 weeks
SONO-231 Vascular Sonography II 2 13 weeks
SONO-233 Cardiac Sonography III 3 13 weeks
SONO-237 Women's Sonography III 3 13 weeks
SONO-230 General Sonography III 3 13 weeks

Sonography: Term 5

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS LENGTH
SONO-235 Clinical II 7 15 weeks
SONO-236 Professional Development 2 15 weeks
COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS LENGTH

Sonography: Term 6

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS LENGTH
SONO-245 Clinical III 5 10 weeks
SONO-250 Clinical IV 5 10 weeks
COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS LENGTH

Locations & Dates

CNC programs have varying lengths and start dates to meet your needs, and are offered across multiple campuses where possible. Don’t see the campus you’re looking for? Check back with us soon as this page is updated throughout the school year.

START DATE CAMPUS DELIVERY LENGTH
Fall 2019 Prince George In Class 2 years
Spring 2019 Prince George In Class Two years

Entry Requirements

  1. Successful completion of Grade 12 or equivalent
  2. The following courses, with a grade of ‘B’ or better in each:
    • English 12 or English 12: First Peoples or equivalent*
    • Foundations Math 12 or Pre-Calculus Math 12 or equivalent
    • Physics 12 or equivalent
    • Biology 12 or equivalent
  3. Completed Self-Report on Suitability form (see Application Package Appendix C) Required entrance courses must be completed within the past 5 years.

Need help meeting these requirements. Check out our Academic Upgrading options.

Note: For candidates whose first language is not English – In addition to having English 12 (or equivalent) applicants must also provide proof of English language proficiency through one of the following:

  1. English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT) score of 88 with no section below 20, within the previous 2 years or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) equivalency of 6.5 with no bands below 6.0.
  2. Successful completion of six credits of post-secondary first-year English studies at a recognized college or university in an English speaking country. Preference will be given to residents of Northern British Columbia. Northern British Columbia is defined as the Northern Health Authority’s geographical boundaries.

Need help meeting these requirements? Check out our Academic Upgrading options.

Selection Process

In the event of over subscription to the program, applicants who meet the admission requirements will be reviewed through the Selection Criteria listed below.

Successful completion of program requirements does not guarantee students a seat in the program.

  1. The cumulative grade point average of the required English, Biology, Physics and Mathematics courses (minimum GPA 3.0 with a ‘B’ or better in each) contributes its actual points, i.e. a GPA of 3.7 contributes 3.7 points 4.33
  2. 30 course credits or more at the post-secondary level in which the language of instruction was English and with an overall GPA of 2.50 contributes 2.00 points 2.00
  3. Education in a health care field – proof of degree, diploma or certificate (minimum 6-month full time program) is required 1.00
  4. 2 Original references 1.00
  5. Residency in the two years prior to the date of application contributes a maximum of 2.00 points (proof may be required):
    • BC/Yukon/NWT resident (1.00 point)
    • Northern BC resident (2.00 points)
    Maximum of 2.00

Total possible score 10.33

Students who meet the admission requirements but are not offered a seat will be waitlisted for the program year in which they apply only.

Note: Self-identified Canadian Aboriginal applicants who meet the admission requirement by the priority deadline will be given priority for 2 seats. If there are more than 2 qualified Aboriginal applicants at the priority deadline, these qualified applicants will be ranked accordingly.

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These costs are an estimate. Student fees vary by campus.

Books for this program can be purchased from the bookstore.


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